- incapacity benefit,
Origin of incapacity
Examples from the Web for incapacity
Will our incapacity to govern efficiently and effectively further weaken our image as a global leader?Obama’s Nightmare: Reelected in 2012 but Republicans Take the Senate|Thomas E. Cronin|December 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Part of this absence of empathy is an incapacity for self-examination.
We may even say that these fits of incapacity and blank despondency are part of the cost of all creative work.Adventures in Criticism|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The venerable holy men on either side have all Bellini's suave benignancy and incapacity for sin: celestial grandfathers.A Wanderer in Venice|E.V. Lucas
The quality and incapacity of the fallen race is accurately described in Rom.Satan|Lewis Sperry Chafer
The pessimist is further characterised by an incapacity for prolonged attention, a refractory attention and a feeble will.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
Death swept away his sons, whose success in life might have balanced his own bad luck and incapacity.
noun plural -ties
- legal disqualification or ineligibility
- a circumstance causing this
1610s, from French incapacité (16c.), from Medieval Latin incapacitatem (nominative incapacitas), from Late Latin incapax (genitive incapacis) "incapable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Latin capax "capable," literally "able to hold much," from capere "to take" (see capable). Often used 17c. as a legal term referring to inability to take, receive, or deal with in some way.